This extract is taken from the Warton Lecture in English Poetry, delivered by Professor Helen Vendler, on 17 May 2000.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in Review, January-July 2000.
Delivered by Sir Tony Wrigley PBA to the 98th Annual General Meeting of the Academy, on 6 July 2000.
A persistent theme in the writings of Elie Kedourie was his mistrust of large, seemingly attractive concepts or ideas, ideas which were lightly advanced and quietly incorporated into political or historical folklore without being subject to the close and critical scrutiny which he rightly believed to be an obligation of stateman and historian alike. One such
concept is that of the ‘Great Game’. In an edited extract from his Elie Kedourie Memorial Lecture delivered on 16 May 2000, Professor M.E. Yapp examines some aspects of this famous phrase.
Dr Tom Henry, Lecturer in Italian Renaissance Painting at Oxford Brookes University, describes his work on a particular painting by Luca Signorelli, achieved during his term as British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Courtauld Institute, from 1997 to 2000.